‘We Work for Everyone’ would like to invite you to a virtual meeting on the Friday 7th May 2021 between 10am-12pm and this event will be an opportunity to find out more about the project and to also find out how to use ProContract. Please use the following Eventbrite link to reserve a free ticket. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/we-work-for-everyone-provider-event-tickets-152308955185
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‘We Work for Everyone’ are currently in the process of developing a Dynamic Purchasing System / Open Framework through ProContact where providers will be able to join if they can demonstrate that they can deliver pre-employment and short term in work support and work and personal skills training for individuals with Learning Difficulties, Learning Disabilities or Autism.
‘We Work for Everyone’ would like to encourage as many providers as possible to join the Dynamic Purchasing System / Open Framework which has been published through the ProContract Portal today so that we can make sure that we are able to deliver the services required.
If you are currently a provider or you work in services for people with Learning Difficulties, Learning Disabilities or Autism please come along to the event or pass this information to organisations that you think may be interested.
The aim of the ‘We Work for Everyone’ project is to offer a unified approach to improving employment outcomes for people with Learning Difficulties, Learning Disabilities or Autism living in the West of England. Underpinned by the principles of specialist employment support and supported internships and designed to respond to the specific needs of people with Learning Difficulties, Learning Disabilities or Autism from age 16+.
‘We Work for Everyone’ will improve employment outcomes through a dedicated individualised approach which will comprise of intensive specialist support and an education and enterprise infrastructure which will provide the depth and intensity of support many people with a Learning Difficulty, Learning Disability or Autism need to help them work towards, find and retain paid employment.
The programme would like to offer the following support to people with Learning Difficulties, Learning Disabilities or Autism so that they are able to access the labour market, and identify pathways to help them obtain employment by:
- Offering an individualised programme of support
- Providing intensive 1 to 1 support to identify suitable career pathways and signpost to specialist services
- By working with people to retain employment by ensuring ongoing support once in employment, and by working with their employer to meet both the employer’s and the employee’s specific needs.
The services provision that we are looking for are as follows:
Provision ONE – Pre Employment and Short Term in Work Support
We are seeking to commission a number of organisations across the West of England to construct an Employment Support model to ensure that participants are supported through a robust model of supported employment that includes:
- Vocational profiling
- Employment planning
- Job coaching
- Job search
- Job matching
- In work
Provision TWO – Work and Personal Skills Training
We are seeking to commission a number of organisations across the West of England to deliver work and personal skills training such as the following.
- Provide work and personal skills training to address any personal barriers to entering the work place
- Alternative provision
Thank you for taking the time to read this message and I look forward to welcoming you to the meeting on the 7th May 2021.